Singapore court jails Malaysian Indian for trying to bribe police officer in drunken crash : The Tribune India

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Singapore, May 11

A Malaysian of Indian origin was sentenced on Wednesday to four weeks in prison and fined SGD5,000 for attempting to bribe a traffic police officer for being involved in an accident while drunk.

Krishna Rao Narisama Naidoo, 34, was involved in a motorcycle accident near Pioneer Road on November 21, 2021, the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) said in a press release.

When senior officers Staff Sergeant Muhammad Azhar and Sergeant Firhan Abdul Rashid arrived at the scene, Krishna admitted to Sgt Firhan that he had taken alcohol.

He slipped a SGD 50 note to Sgt Firhan and asked him to “please help him”, according to a Channel News Asia report.

Officers continued to question him and he was given a breath test, which he failed. Sgt Firhan conducted a personal search on Krishna and placed him under arrest.

“During the personal search, Krishna retrieved a SGD 50 note from his bag and offered them money to Sgt Firhan, as an inducement not to investigate him for traffic violations,” the CPIB said, adding that Sgt Firhan did not accept the bribe. .

The case was reported to the CPIB.

Krishna, a Malaysian national, was charged on February 16 by a court with corruption. Furthermore, he was also convicted and sentenced for drunk driving and reckless driving as a serious offender.

“Singapore takes a strict zero-tolerance approach to corruption,” the CPIB said.

Anyone found guilty of a bribery offense can be fined up to SGD 100,000, imprisoned for up to five years, or both.

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